Fireworks. Best destination. Hotel strike.

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Fireworks coverage

If you are not able to attend the fireworks tonight, RTP Madeira and RTP International are covering the last day of the year with a special broadcast from the Praça do Povo in Funchal centre between 10:00 and 13:00,14:00 and 18:00 and finally the fireworks display from 22:00 ............  ...read more

End of an era: Miguel Albuquerque succeeds Alberto João Jardim after nearly 40 years.

Miguel Albuquerque chegou à liderança do PSD e agora já olha para a presidência do GR.
“It’s time to promote merit, eliminate abuse and purge privileges”

Miguel Albuquerque is the new PSD (Social Democrat) leader in Madeira after being elected yesterday with a convincing 64% of party members votes (this is still “unofficial” for some strange reason). It is the third attempt by the 53 year-old to claim the leadership of PSD-Madeira, ............  ...read more

TAP Strike latest. CR7 the best. Praia Formosa.

TAP strike latest

Following up on the story tagged onto the last blog; after the announcement that the strike planned by TAP staff for four days from 27th December has been cancelled, more details have emerged. Depending upon which report you read, either nine or eleven of the twelve unions have ............  ...read more

TAP strike. Bird photos banned. Lights latest.

Festive flights fiasco

Thousands of passengers are having to rethink their travel plans over the festive period with unions representing all of TAP Portugal’s twelve different departments  deciding on Wednesday night in favour of strike action for a period of four days from 27 to 30 December. ............  ...read more

Maritimo stadium opens. Christmas lights. Fuel prices down

Blog issues

Apologies to those who may have experienced slow access to the blog recently – the servers back in the UK suffered another “denial of service” attack from an unknown source. The huge number of malicious attempts to connect to the blog failed but affected access times. Don’t ............  ...read more

Christmas lights problems. Cape Verde volcanic eruption.

“There is still much to do, I would say almost more to do than what is is done,” said Conceição Estudante, the regional secretary for Culture, Tourism and Transport, when asked what remains to be done with the illuminations in Funchal which have been the target of ............  ...read more

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